GHOST: Instrument Data Delivery from Sub-Surface Moorings

GHOST: Instrument Data Delivery from Sub-Surface Moorings
GHOST consists of two primary components, the motorized vessel referred to as TRANSPORTER, and a tethered TRANSMITTER BUOY. (Photo credit: Mooring Systems)

Transmitting instrument data files via satellite directly from anchored sub-surface moorings has just become a reality. The ability to capture data prior to mooring recovery allows traditional subsea remote sensing installations to become near real-time observation systems.

GHOST, which stands for Global Hidden Ocean Satellite Telemetry, is a newly developed data delivery tool designed to advance the capability of sub-surface moorings by providing a means to automatically and periodically extend a satellite antenna above the ocean surface to transmit instrument data and then lower itself back to a hidden and safe depth below. This tool is easily adaptable to existing moored data collection applications and new monitoring applications previously thought not possible.

Click here to read the full article, which was featured in ON&T February 2021.

By James A. Cappellini, CEO, Mooring Systems, Inc.

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